Police: Video shows Ferguson suspect with gun

By Amy R. Connolly  |  Aug. 12, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Ferguson Police released a video showing a man with what appears to be a gun moments before he was shot by police and critically wounded, disputing claims from his family he was unarmed.

The video, captured by surveillance cameras at an insurance company and released by the St. Louis police, shows a chaotic scene with the crowd ducking for cover and running. A man in a white T-shirt runs forward with what looks like a gun in his hand, pointed forward.

Police said Tyrone Harris, 18, unleashed a "remarkable amount of gunfire,"shooting an unmarked police car while officers sat at inside. The officers returned fire and shot Harris. Police said they have not located any video showing the shooting.

Police said Harris was among a group exchanging gunfire late Sunday night on West Florissant Avenue during demonstrations marking the first anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Harris has been charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and discharging or shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle. He is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

Harris's family said he did not fire any shots and said he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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